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12 Mind Blowing Facts About The Class Of 2021

The majority of the members of our Class of #BU2021 were born in 1999 when many of us were preparing for the impending apocalypse that was Y2K. Some more shocking facts about this incoming class of Terriers:

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1. They've Never Lived in a World Without Harry Potter

The third book in the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released in 1999, two years after the series first premiered. As for the über-popular Daniel Radcliffe films? Those made their debut when our #BU2021-ers were only two years old.

2. They Were Born During the First Poke-Craze

After initially launching in the U.S. in late 1998, the Pokémon Trading Card Game & Movie in 1999 caused a Poke-fever.

After initially launching in the U.S. in late 1998, the Pokémon Trading Card Game & Movie in 1999 caused a Poke-fever.

3. They're as Old As "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Originally starring Regis Philbin, the game show first introduced us to the phrase, "Is that your final answer?" in 1999.

Originally starring Regis Philbin, the game show first introduced us to the phrase, "Is that your final answer?" in 1999.

4. ...and As Old as Family Guy

Peter Griffin & crew first debuted after Super Bowl XXXIII (featuring the Broncos & the Falcons) in January, 1999.

5. ...and As Old as Spongebob Squarepants

The lovable sea sponge first premiered on Nickelodeon in 1999 directly after the Kid's Choice Awards.

6. We Were All Livin' La Vida Loca...

Ricky Martin's smash hit was one of the most popular songs of 1999.

7. ...and BU Debuted the DeWolfe Boathouse

The home to our Men's and Women's Rowing Teams on the Charles River was completed in the fall of 1999.

The home to our Men's and Women's Rowing Teams on the Charles River was completed in the fall of 1999.

8. When They Were Born, Printing Out MapQuest Directions was a Way of Life

Or worse - using actual maps! 😱

Or worse - using actual maps! 😱

9. Plus, they have never lived in a world with restrictive monthly texting limits

No, #BU2021 never had to deal with the horror of "over-texting" charges - or T-9 texting!

10. Nor have they ever received advice from Mr. Feeny 😢

Boy Meets World aired its last episode in mid-2000, when these Terriers were still infants.

11. Now, That's What I Call Music! Was Only on Disc 2 When They Were Born

The lineup featured Britney Spears' "...Baby, One More Time," along with 98 Degrees, Sublime, R. Kelly and the Backstreet Boys. In case you're wondering, the 63rd version of the album was just released in August, 2017.

The lineup featured Britney Spears' "...Baby, One More Time," along with 98 Degrees, Sublime, R. Kelly and the Backstreet Boys.

In case you're wondering, the 63rd version of the album was just released in August, 2017.

12. Finally, Remember When? New England Sports Teams Were in a Serious Championship Drought

While we may be #Blessed with some of the best teams in sports today, the Patriots had yet to win a Championship and the Red Sox hadn't won the World Series since 1918. The Bruins hadn't seen a Stanley Cup since 1971 and the Celtics were over a decade from their 1980s domination.
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While we may be #Blessed with some of the best teams in sports today, the Patriots had yet to win a Championship and the Red Sox hadn't won the World Series since 1918. The Bruins hadn't seen a Stanley Cup since 1971 and the Celtics were over a decade from their 1980s domination.

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